Friday, 17 January 2014

Hanging Plaque { with Hot Picks stamps by Alison Bomber}

Hello everyone! Alison here, and I'm thrilled to be back here at PaperArtsy in what will (hopefully) be a pretty regular appearance.

I've a glossy plaque to share with you today, using Hot Pick 1107 and lots of UTEE!


I started with one of the Heavy Greyboard plaques and an idea about creating a sort of eroded look for my background.  I dabbed a bunch of paints onto the board (LimelightHey PestoBora BoraBeach HutSouth Pacific and Inky Pool), and then stippled them around using the very top of the paintbrush bristles.


I tried to leave some spaces bare of paint, particularly around the sides.  I succeeded at the edges, but less so in the middle because I'd put so much paint on in the first place!



Once that was dry, I blended Rusty Hinge, Vintage Photo and Gathered Twigs Distress Inks over the top, and then wiped it away from the paint surface, leaving the ink just in those bare spaces.
I stamped the Clockwork Birds from HP1107 ...


... onto book pages that had been coated in Inky Pool. They were stamped in Sepia and then clear embossed.  The Inky Pool is translucent, so you still get to see the text, but in the end, this was too dark to see the image well so I did it again onto a page that had Inky Pool and Limelight mixed together.  


You can see that in the end I used the Inky Pool versions as a border around my paler Limelight/Inky Pool versions.


I'd originally embossed the sentiment directly onto my mottled paint background and embossed it in Copper, but when it came to adding the UTEE to the whole thing, the Copper melted a bit and went a bit blurry so, heart in mouth, I stamped onto the glossy UTEE surface with Forest Green Staz-On.  It worked okay, and I filled in some of the gaps with a PITT pen. I quite like the shadowed version I have now!


I stamped some of the gears around the edges in Sepia Archival, and you can also see where the translucent Distress Inks come through in contrast to the blue-greens.


I also went glossy on my embellishments.  I used the Inky Pool/Limelight combination again to add colour to some of them first, and then everything got a good coating of UTEE.
  

What can I say, I was in a glossy kinda vibe!

Hope you enjoyed that... and I'll see you again soon.  Alison. 

A huge thank you to Alison for this project from PaperArtsy HQ. How wonderful to have you back Alison and with a stunning piece. I'll admit to slightly drooling at all that luscious UTEE. Your shadowed sentiment works perfectly, nobody would ever know it wasn't intended...shhh, we'll keep your secret.

If you would like to join in our weekly challenge with any of this week's guests who have blogged since Sunday night, then join in to link up your creativity HERE. You will go in the draw to win PA stamps of your choice! You need to link your entry by 17:00 (London time) Sunday January 19th 2014.

31 comments:

massofhair said...

Lovely UTTEE project Alison, so much fab blending and layering. Loving your colour choices and the plaque looks amazing :-)

Deborah Wainwright said...

Oh I'm in heaven gorgeous plaque fantastic stamps and wonderful colours. And I had decided to have a utee weekend so I'm definetly going to have a go. Way to go Alison! Xxx

Helen said...

As always, Alison , this is a complete winner! Love the glossy look of the project and your colours are fabulous.

Sarah Dunkley said...

That's Fab! Love the stamp set... watch out payday! ;)

Cathy L. Calamas said...

Stunning and I love that you used your "happy accidents" (not mistakes) to make it even better. Very clever to use the first set of birds underneath. Really makes them pop!!

Dana said...

Great colors and textures!! Love it!! The steampunk bird with the phrenology head is awesome!

Julie Ann Lee said...

This is sooo brilliant! I love it so much I have to come back later and take an even closer look! The colours are wonderful and the background is to die for. I've also wanted those images for ages! You've showcased them fantastically! Julie Ann xx

2amscrapper said...

this is fabulous!

isisimaginings.com said...

That looks wonderful. The shadow around the quote is very effective & I love the gloss from the UTEE. Thanks Alison.

Lucy Edmondson said...

Wonderful to see you back, Alison! I love this project; the birds and the shadowed words and the glossy cogs look amazing!

Lucy x

Almo said...

Hi Alison, another great project, I love how you have done the background. Hugs Mo x

Astrid Maclean said...

Another fabulous creation Alison, wonderful painty play! Those stamps are so cool and you have used them to great effect!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely piece Alison, love the glossy finish. Great imagery and design and I love the colours. Tracy x

Fliss said...

Absolutely stunning Alison! Such a fabulously grungy look and the glossiness and colours are gorgeous.
Fliss xx

Sue C said...

Fabulous project Alison, love how you've used the UTEE. Sue C x

Etsuko Noguchi said...

Stunning project Alison, Colours and textured so gorgeous! I have interest that always you have tried something new technique. I will try the background and use the UTEE soon. Thank you! xx

trisha too said...

Beautiful!

:)

Giggles said...

Stunning...I love it...colors and composition are wonderful!

Hugs Giggles

Alison said...

Lots of shiny fabulousness Alison! xxx

Nan G said...

Love the Utee on the gears and clock pieces! Steampunk in high gloss...cool!

Mona Pendleton said...

Fabulous project Alison! Congrats on your latest position! So well deserved!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

SIMPLY GORGEOUS! A masterpiece dear Alison!

Coco said...

That's very gorgeous Alison, love your glossy kinda vibe using UTEE, and all the vibrant colours of paints you used and mottled to do your background and some of your embellishments!!! Hugs, Coco xx

Julie Bell said...

I have never used UTTE but this fab project is making me want to x

cathylynn said...

Fabulous!! Your talent is amazing and I always love seeing the pics of your process. Totally gorgeous!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

mamablitger said...

Alison...thank you for an amazing tutorial. I love the way you describe each step. And adore your result. What a lovely piece of art you created. Thanks a lot for sharing.
Hugs from SPAIN

pearshapedcrafting said...

Love this quirky little hanging, such lovely colours ( great blobby pic btw!) Just love the way you shadowed the quote ! Chrisx

May said...

Stunning work Alison... Beautiful colours & those stamps are fabulous...Great design... Hugs May x x x

Marci said...

I like the shadow effect on the words and images.

Liesbeth Fidder said...

Wow,so beautiful !!!

Jools Robertson said...

Love this, really like the colours and the effect on the stamped images. One of my favourites!

Jools x

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